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Senior Manager - Estimating System

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED#LI-LO1This person will be responsible for ensuring proper maintenance and compliance of the Estimating System Description (ESD) and related policies. Supporting cross-functional/enterprise-wide proposal process initiatives and standardization. Leading pricing tool/template development, changes, and implementation. Serve as primary POC for cost estimating and pricing guidance and training. Coordinate compliance audits of estimating system, tools, and processes. Support or co-lead engagements with external cost estimating community.This role will maintain a compliant Estimating System and processes/procedures, ensuring government regulator (DCMA) approval. Identify process/tool gaps to help enhance proposal and estimating efficiency. Collaborate with SBUs and SCUs to ensure adequate and effective estimating & pricing tools & process for proposal development and risk assessments. Ensure current and accurate proposal (new business and change proposal) tracking & reporting.The Finance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.What You'll Do:

  • Focal point for Estimating System activities and audits (both external/DCAA and internal)
    • (External audits) Support ESD owner and co-lead all ESD audits - DCAA/DCMA system audits.
    • (Internal audits) Lead internal ESD compliance reviews - annual review of one proposal from each SBU (GSS, NS, MS, COS, TS)
      • Internal audit to include key process steps - e.g. BNB, Prop/Cost Kickoff, Prop Review, Proposal Approval Record, Form 93 Proposal Checklist, AFC, Cost Volume, BOEs, Cost Reports
      • Advise & collaborate with Finance and (SBU) proposal teams regarding proposal and pricing best practices.
        • Collaborate with finance teams (Gov't Acct, Project Controls, Contracts, EPO, Operations/Tools) and SBU teams on lessons learned, identifying any process & tool improvements.
        • Develop and leverage interactions with external regulators and cost groups (e.g. DCMA/DCAA, ICEAA, NASA cost group, Air Force cost group, SSC cost group, CAAG) on cost estimating trends, new regulations, and enhancing pricing philosophies
        • Support development and implementation of SWBS and historical data across the enterprise
        • Support cross-functional, enterprise-wide proposal initiatives and standardization.
        • Ensure adequate and effective tools & processes for proposal development and risk assessments.
        • DCMA/DCAA liaison and audit support
          • Support/lead ESD audits, proposal audits, TIN audits, fact finding support, post award audits.
          • Oversight and maintenance of the following EPO documents:
            • Estimating System Descriptions (ESD), ensuring compliance with key regulations
            • BPL forms - Bid/No-Bid, Proposal Approval Records
            • Generic Cost Volume Templates - FPRP/rate, disclosures, government forms
            • BOE and ESD On-line training - Regular, monthly monitoring of BOE/ESD training requirements
            • Development/enhancement of training(s) to improve documentation quality/compliance.
              • Cost Volumes, EPO Resources (e.g. EPO SharePoint), Pricing Tools, Proposal/Cost Kick-off Meetings, etc.
              • Updated/revised BOE and ESD training.
              • "Enterprise" standard templates - e.g. Proposal Kickoff, Cost Kickoff, and Proposal Review
              • Maintenance, monitoring and access approval to all estimating/EPO resources.
                • EPO SharePoint site
                • DCAA Posting Extranet SharePoint site (maintain and monitor DCAA Posting Process)
                • FRM93 site
                • Streamline EPO related forms and processes.
                  • Automate Audit file checklist.
                  • BNB, PAR, Form 93 Proposal Certification Checklist updates
                  • Gold standard cost volumes, proposal repositories
                  • Develop/enhance/refine proposal tracking and reporting (EPO Proposal Dashboard)
                  • Need current, accurate, and complete proposal data and standard processes for reporting - e.g. EPO Proposal Dashboard (all SBUs), Power BI dashboards, proposal metrics
                  • Develop and implement change proposal processes and roles & responsibilities.
                  • Maintain the ESD, tools and processes in a manner that best aligns with the company's business environment, appropriate regulations, and customer expectations.
                    • Refinement and alignment of the estimating tools, processes and procedures with the enterprise re-org (e.g. Space, GSS, TS)
                    • Integration support
                    • Tool/process evolution - direct pricing tools (e.g. BART, MPP) and other related tools (e.g. CLM, Costpoint, EDW, Agile, IFS, Velocity, etc.)
                    • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
                    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
                    • Perform other duties as necessary.On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.Working Conditions:
                      • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. #IJSRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
                        • BS in related field plus 12 years or more of related experience.
                        • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
                        • Understanding of typical project requirements and processes.
                        • Five or more years of demonstrated experience working strategic cost proposals, volume development, and management.
                        • Excellent communication, Client facing experience and/or consultative experience working across multiple groups and boundaries.
                        • Solid strategic and data analytical skills, including metrics, cost estimates, profitability, and risk.
                        • Demonstrated expertise in estimating systems.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
                          • Five or more years of demonstrated experience in cost estimating model development (excel-based), application, and maintenance.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $129000 - $177750Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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